• Personal,  Tutorials

    Crafting Personal Style: Cute Bottoms

    I bet that’s going to get me some interesting site traffic. I have very much become a skirt person. Skirts are easier to fit and alter, giving me more options when thrifting and making them easier to sew for myself. There are lots of options for silhouettes, which means there are lots of options for finding a style that flatters your body. Do you want your skirt full and flowy, slinky, short and flirty? Look for a scalloped hem, tabs at the waist, bows, and buttons or create them yourself when altering. Thrifted and altered skirt So are you ready to start making your own skirts? Burda Style offers free patterns to download. Or…

  • Personal

    Crafting Personal Style: Shirt of a Different Color

    Despite my whinging, the solid polo actually doesn’t not work with my style. My modus operandi tends to be insanely patterned thing + slightly less patterned thing + solid thing. Or alternatively incredibly patterned thing + several solid things that may or may not go with patterned thing. If done correctly, this is actually a great way to build a wardrobe or work on refining your personal style. You can spend a little more on basics that fit well and will get a lot of wear, or special items that really capture your style. Look for jeans that fit well, an awesome pencil skirt, a fitted blouse, or a great structured jacket, or…

  • Personal,  Tutorials

    Fabric Belt

    These fabric belts are super fast and easy, and a great way to throw a little pattern into your outfits or draw attention to your waist if that’s your inclination. I started making these as a way to get rid of some of my stash and I got a little addicted. They are also suuuuper cheap to make, which is always awesome. These instructions make a belt about 3″ wide, but you can adjust the fabric width is you want. Before you start, measure around your waist where you want the belt to sit. Add about 10 inches. Then gather up your supplies. You will need: – Two strips of fabric…